One of the best parts about the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season — besides the Super Bowl win, of course — was how Eagles fans overtook so many road games last year. Whether that was in Los Angeles (twice), or Dallas, or Washington, or Minnesota (for the Super Bowl), or wherever, it was always great to see Eagles fans traveling well and proudly representing their favorite team.
The latest Eagles fan takeover destination should come as no surprise: it’s Canton, Ohio, where Brian Dawkins will officially be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. Take a look at all of that midnight green:
Canton is swimming in Midnight Green for @BrianDawkins' enshrinement into the @ProFootballHOF. #FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 4, 2018
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It’s a sea of green @BrianDawkins @Eagles fans —literally everywhere in Canton. #FlyEaglesFly #PFHFO18 pic.twitter.com/RskPiZzadO— Cindy Webster (@CindyWeb94) August 4, 2018
The scene at the #FanFest in Canton. #FlyEaglesFly @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/XP2RtB82Jt— Cindy Webster (@CindyWeb94) August 4, 2018
A Hall of Fame employee named Amy sees my #Eagles shirt and says “You Birds fans have made this the best enshrinement EVER. So much passion.” Amen! #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/DeT9YvyCT5— Cindy Webster (@CindyWeb94) August 4, 2018
Eagles Hall of Fame takeover— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 4, 2018
Birds fans everywhere#BrianDawkins #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/AaL9Jv2CxB
HOF attendance is dominated by Eagles fans. Ravens second, Bears third.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 4, 2018
And yes, there are Eagles chants. pic.twitter.com/YvmB2Q2puJ— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 4, 2018
Another Eagles chant, followed by an annoyed HOF gift shop employee remarking, “That’s getting old.”— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 4, 2018
This is unreal. Listen to @Eagles fans in Canton #FlyEaglesFly #PFHFO18 #BrianDawkins pic.twitter.com/uUGNOlBshr— Cindy Webster (@CindyWeb94) August 4, 2018
The phrase “We have the best fans in the world!” is often overused. But it’s obviously just true when it comes to Eagles fans.
It’s great to see there will be a ton of Eagles fans supporting Dawkins on one of the biggest nights of his life.